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Art:21Art in the Twenty-First Century is the only series on television to focus exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists in the United States, and it uses the medium of television to provide an experience of the visual arts that goes far beyond a gallery visit. Fascinating and intimate footage allows the viewer to...
Art:21Art in the Twenty-First Century is the only series on television to focus exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists in the United States, and it uses the medium of television to provide an experience of the visual arts that goes far beyond a gallery visit. Fascinating and intimate footage allows the viewer to observe the artists at work, watch their process as they transform inspiration into art, and hear their thoughts as they grapple with the physical and visual challenges of achieving their artistic visions. The series started in 2001 and is currently in series 4. There are links to biographies of current artists along with interviews and images of their art, online lesson plans that can be used in classes, and discussions regarding the art.
The underlying philosophy of this project is that contemporary American art is of real interest to a national audience. By making contemporary art more accessible, the series affords viewers and students the opportunity to discover their own innate abilities to understand contemporary art and to explore possibilities for creative thinking and self-expression.
This site is an excellent source of multimedia RLOs for contemporary art genres. Learning materials on this site are extensive, interactive, and comprehensive, and cover accompanying historical, sociological, and language-related subjects.
There were a few broken links in some of the artists' sites. Otherwise, navigation was intuitive.